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In 2012, I was briefly a skateboarder. I loved the speed and grace and daring of it--I wanted to touch that and live that.

That time was brought back to me so vividly tonight watching Skate Kitchen (2018), which I requested from Netflix DVD because of [personal profile] osprey_archer's excellent review) of it. The film coveys the feel of skateboarding beautifully (and also the dangers of it--part of why I quit: I loved the daring but wasn't up for the injuries), and I loved the posse of girls--real-life members of the Skate Kitchen, an all-girl skate collective in New York City. The director apparently met members of the collective while riding the subway, and she used Rachelle Vinberg, who plays the main character in Skate Kitchen, in a 2016 short film, That One Day.

The scenes of New York City's skating haunts are ones I remember from a video of skateboarding I found and posted back in 2012--it made the movie feel extra real to me.

The trailer pretty accurately captures the feel of the film:



And [personal profile] osprey_archer, the quote you were trying to find is the voiceover at the start of the trailer (and the scene with the little girl is in the trailer too). You're right: it's beautiful.

Date: 2019-02-17 05:05 am (UTC)
sartorias: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sartorias
Oh that does look lovely!

Date: 2019-02-17 08:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sovay
That time was brought back to me so vividly tonight watching Skate Kitchen (2018), which I requested from Netflix DVD because of osprey_archer's excellent review) of it.

I saw the reviews for this one and then it played nowhere near me I could get to before it left. I'll fetch it off Netflix. Thanks!

Date: 2019-02-17 01:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mallorys_camera
'Nother movie you might like is Minding the Gap.

Date: 2019-02-17 01:57 pm (UTC)
mallorys_camera: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mallorys_camera

You can use my Hulu sub to watch it if you like. Just PM me for the login info.

Date: 2019-02-17 02:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] osprey_archer
Oh of COURSE that quote is in the trailer! It's the perfect quote for any trailer.

Sometimes I think I ought to take notes as I watch movies that I plan to review (as I did with Daughters of the Dust) but you don't always know which quote you're going to want, you know? Although on the other hand having a few quotes written down is probably better than none.

Date: 2019-02-17 03:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] osprey_archer
Yes! I just watched it. It was really interesting to see the differences between it and the full-length movie - like they went a different direction with the mother in the movie; in the trailer she's more of a generic concerned mother. And the things that didn't carry over - like the part near the end with the girls skating around in dresses, particularly the two in those matching blue and white floating robes.

But there's a dream-like quality to the short (particularly the way the girls show up, like magic, after our heroine takes a fall), which makes that fit in there when it would have fit less well in the movie.

Date: 2019-02-17 03:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] osprey_archer
I read some interviews after I watched the film, and Rachelle's RL mom is Colombian (per this interview, so that may have prompted the change.

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